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Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops

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Original Thread: Desperately in need of Gene therapy - Let's Play MGS: Portable Ops

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Introduction




Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, the fourth game in the Solid series, the second chronologically, and the first fully canon game on the portable system, was released in December 2006 on the Playstation Portable. Unlike its portable predecessors, Portable Ops was a full on stealth-action title, complete with everything that made MGS into a household name, including the movable camera from the recently-released MGS3: Subsistence, as well as several new gameplay additions, not the least of which being the ability to recruit and use other soldiers in lieu of Naked Snake (a.k.a. Big Boss). MPO also features cutscenes hand-drawn by the same artist who penned the official MGS graphic novel, Ashley Wood. There's also damn good music, and I'll be linking as the tracks come up.

So what does this all mean? It means buckle up, kiddos, 'cause you're in for a wild ride. In case you haven't noticed yet, this is a Metal Gear Solid game, and that means that the plot is going places. While Kojima himself may not have had much of a hand in it, you can be sure that this game has his stamp of approval.

Other Metal Gear LPs in series chronology:

MGS3: Subsistence - Chip Cheezum/General Ironicus
MGS: Portable Ops - You Are Here.
Metal Gear - Chip Cheezum/General Ironicus
Metal Gear 2 - Chip Cheezum/General Ironicus Part 2 Part 3
Metal Gear 2 - Mahnkiman
MGS1/Twin Snakes - Chip Cheezum/Voidburger
MGS: Twin Snakes - RChimpCola
MGS2: Substance - Chip Cheezum/General Ironicus
MGS4: Guns of the Patriots - Chip Cheezum/General Ironicus

Alternate Timeline Game LPs:

Metal Gear Solid (GBC)/Metal Gear: Ghost Babel - The Dark Id
Metal Gear Ac!d - Mayor Defacto



The LP will be hybrid. Screenshots for mission briefings/cutscenes, with commentated video on the side for everything. The game is split into separate missions, so depending on the length of the mission in question, there may be one or two (possibly even three!) per update. As for a schedule, once or twice a week is the target (Mondays and Fridays), and if I don't manage to make that, you can come and smack me upside the head personally.

Another note on the videos: they will all have dual-track audio, meaning if you download them, you can listen to us prattle on about inane topics while the game continues to talk!

Please be respectful and keep spoilers out of here, please. Have I said please enough?



1. Introductions - Cutscene
2. Prison Break - Video: YouTube Blip Download
3. Phone Tag - SS only
4. Raiders of the Lost Diary - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download
5. Hospital Blues - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download
6. You Talk Good - Video: YouTube Blip Download
7. Tactical Nurse Action - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download - Video 3: YouTube Blip Download
8. Party Bus - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download
9. Table Dancers! - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download
10. Fear, Terrible, Fear, METAL GEAR - Video: YouTube Blip Download
11. Semicolon - Video: YouTube Blip Download
12: This is MY Boomstick: Video - YouTube Blip Download
13. Why. - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download
14. Head Trauma - Video: YouTube Blip Download
15. Practically Smiling... - Video: YouTube Blip Download
16. A Feeling of Deja Vu - Video: YouTube Blip Download
17: Metal Fuckin' Gear - Video: YouTube Blip Download
18. Unlimited Power! - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download
19. Silo - Video: YouTube Blip Download
20. Gene Therapy - Video 1: YouTube Blip Download - Video 2: YouTube Blip Download
X. The Bonus - Video 1: YouTube Blip - Video 2: YouTube Blip
X2. Stat Sheets for Unique Characters
Character Info

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Extra Content:

Silentman0 is being gracious and posting Gigi Digi's Portable Ops comics, and you can find them all in the links below! Be warned that if you haven't watched the updates these probably contain story spoilers.

Let's Defeat the FOX Unit: Part 1
Let's Defeat the FOX Unit: Part 2
Let's Defeat the FOX Unit: Part 3
Let's Defeat the FOX Unit: Part 4
Let's Defeat the FOX Unit: Part 5
Let's Defeat the FOX Unit: Part 6
Let's Defeat the FOX Unit: Part 7

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I'm in the middle of playing MGS: Ghost Babel blindly, whilst streaming it for the masses. I'm also recording it (as of the second session).

Metal Gear Solid: Ghosts Babbling: The Movie (Part 2)

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Unknown Quantity has documented what's up with Portable Ops Plus, the follow-up to this game. Contains spoilers if you're not up to date.

Part 1: The Major Differences
Part 2: Boss Rush Tactics

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Waffleman_ has avatar-ized Big Boss's mental image of Ocelot for all your smug needs!

Waffleman_ posted:



"You're pretty good."

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